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One thing I’ve noticed lately is that the price of groceries is skyrocketing! So much in fact, that people have started stockpiling staples such as rice and flour. Personally, I think the media is playing a role in this and people are overreacting. But the fact remains: grocery prices continue to rise.
While I can’t stop the prices from rising, I can tell you how to get a couple hundred dollars in free groceries. Did I get your attention yet? I thought so.
10% bonus for groceries (up to $120 in free groceries!)
A lot of companies are vying to get your economic stimulus rebate check and/or tax return. To entice customers, many stores are offering great deals. Right now, and until July 31, a couple grocery store chains are offering a 10% bonus if you buy gift cards at their store. For example, a $300 gift card would be worth $330, $600 worth $660, and $1200 worth $1320 (this is the max you can receive in gift cards).
Here is how to take advantage of this offer:
Kroger stores, including Kroger, Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Hilander, Jay C, King Soopers, Owen’s, Pay Less, Ralph’s, Smith’s and QFC stores. You do not need to have the actual check to take advantage of this offer!
Kroger customers who are interested in exchanging their refunds or economic stimulus checks should present their check and customer loyalty card at their local store’s Customer Service center from May 2, 2008 through July 31, 2008. The program is limited to one offer per household with a limit of $1,200.00. Customers who do not have a hard copy of their government-issued checks may still take advantage of this offer with cash, a credit card or by presenting a valid personal check to the Customer Service center. Kroger Gift cards do not expire.
SUPERVALU stores, including Acme, Albertsons, bigg’s, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s/Star Market, Shop ‘n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. It appears as though you need to have the actual check to take advantage of this offer (no word on if you had your economic stimulus rebate direct deposited).
Customers who are interested in growing their refunds should bring their government-issued economic stimulus or tax refund checks, along with government-issued identification, to customer service counters at their local stores between May 2 and July 31, 2008, to purchase store gift cards in $300 increments, not to exceed $1,200 per household. Each gift card will be loaded with an additional $30, to bring each gift card total to $330.
More free groceries with cash back credit cards! (up to $86!)
Extra cashback from rewards credit cards. Many rewards credit cards offer great cash back offers. You can save even more money if you put the card on a 0% interest credit card and wait a while to pay it off – just be sure to pay it off before any interest is charged!
Earn $36 cash back: To take full advantage of the cash back offer, you will either need to spread your purchases out over 2 months (May and June), or have two people make the purchases on different cards, for example, husband and wife.
$50 sign up bonus, plus more rewards: I received a $50 sign-up bonus for opening a credit card. Here are some more credit card sign up bonuses where you can get free money for opening a credit card.
You can’t beat free!
It will take my wife and I a long time to go through $1320 worth or groceries, but we plan on buying the gift cards anyway. The cards will not expire and we will save a lot of money by taking advantage of this great deal. Don’t worry, we will pay the credit cards off without paying any interest and the instant 10% savings plus the additional cash rewards from the credit card will be worth more than us leaving our money in the bank earning interest. I hope you can take advantage of this great deal as well!
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